Mohajir province graffiti: Sindh MPAs claim receiving threats for moving resolution

PML-F MPA tells Sindh Assembly that she and other members received threatening text messages.


Saba Imtiaz March 12, 2012

KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) MPA Nusrat Seher Abbasi told the Sindh Assembly on Monday that she and other MPAs had received threatening text messages over the resolution they had moved in the assembly on Friday against the graffiti et al seen in Karachi calling for a Mohajir province.

Abbasi, who spoke on a point of order, said the text message warned MPAs to understand their fate if they ever passed a similar resolution. She said she would not back down despite the threats.

Abbasi and several legislators from the PML-F, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and National Peoples Party had moved the resolution on Friday, which was passed unanimously.

On Friday, PPP Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo and PPP MPA Humera Alwani had noted that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) did not sign the resolution.

Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wassan responded to Abbasi and said that the MPAs had given him the numbers the messages were being sent from and he would look into it.

In the assembly, Wassan made a rather vague claim that he knew who had sent the messages.

PPP ministers Pir Mazharul Haq and Ayaz Soomro reiterated the party’s resolve to never let the province be divided.

The MQM's parliamentary leader and minister Sardar Ahmed denied reports that the party had not backed the resolution.

COMMENTS (57)

Bilal | 9 years ago | Reply Thanks all guys for your comments, I must say no one here crossed the limits and the discussion was good, and I would like to conclude this discussion on the note that "Local Bodies Election" Karachi should be conducted as soon as possible, as no body has any objection on "Local Bodies Election" at least. Karachi Zindabad Sindh Zindabad Pakistan Zindabad
Pakistani First | 9 years ago | Reply

This demand for Muhajir province is solely sponsored by MQM.. because they want to have atleast one Chief Minister and they cannot achieve that because of PPP popularity in rural Sindh. My grandparents also migrated from India they were Muhajirs not me I am born and brought up in Sindh therefore I am a Sindhi even if I don't speak the language. Please free us from the clutches of MQM..

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